These assessments will place you into the correct course for your current skill level in English, math, or chemistry. Completing the English and math assessments is also required for priority registration. 

English assessment

Required for most students and will place you into the most appropriate reading and writing classes at DVC.

Math assessment

Learn about the two options for the math assessment, and choose the one that is right for you.

English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment

For students whose first language is not English.

Chemistry assessment

For students who already have experience in beginning chemistry and would like to skip lower level courses.

Please note:

  • Assessments are a free service provided to all students who have applied to DVC.
  • You may have to wait up to 48 business hours after applying before you are able to schedule an assessment.
  • DVC only assesses students who are enrolling at DVC in either the present or future semester. 

See our assessment policies for more information.  

Contact the Assessment Center


Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Telephone: 925-551-6215


Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed